Tag: Medicaid

DHS Launches MedicaidNow Messaging System for Medicaid Clients and Providers

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Human Services (DHS) Medical Assistance Program (MAP) today announced the launch of a critical messaging program for all Medicaid clients and providers called the “MedicaidNow” Text Messaging system. The MedicaidNow instant messaging system provides real-time alerts and messages and seeks to improve the overall delivery of Medicaid services […]

Federal Deadline Extended for Emergency Prescription Assistance Program For Uninsured

[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHRISTIANSTED – The federal program that provides emergency prescription assistance for uninsured disaster survivors has been extended through May 15 at the territory’s request. Virgin Islanders who have no prescription insurance coverage and lost medicine or medical supplies due to hurricanes Irma and Maria may be eligible for a free 30-day […]

OPINION: We Must Open Up Virgin Islands Market To More Doctors If We Want To Improve Care, Lower Costs

  By FREDERICK HANDLEMAN SPECIAL TO THE VIRGIN ISLANDS FREE PRESS Health Care in the Virgin Islands is on life support and in critical condition. There is an urgent need for major changes to the antiquated, protectionist, draconian laws and regulations relating to the provision of health services in the Virgin Islands. If we are […]

RedMane Technology Helps Virgin Islands Track Federal Hurricane Relief Dollars Pouring In

[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — In November, Chicago-based RedMane Technology helped the territory build and manage a $500,000 disaster benefit technology system for residents affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. RedMane completed the project free of charge over a seven-to-ten day period in December. Previously, the company helped the Virgin Islands with […]

American Medical Association Agrees With Mapp: ‘Adequately Fund Medicaid’ Programs In The Territories So Hospitals Can Support Themselves

[ad name=”HTML-68″] HONOLULU — It has been nearly two months since Hurricanes Irma and Maria, but the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico continue to struggle to recover. At the 2017 AMA Interim Meeting in Hawaii, the House of Delegates (HOD) directed the AMA to urge the Congress to pass legislation needed to ensure funding for […]